Janka Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Janka Name Meaning

Eastern German: variant of Janke. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name János, Hungarian form of John.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Jank, Janko, Janca, Hanka, Jacka, Jarka, Janke, Jansa, Manka, Jenke

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Janka Family Origin

Where is the Janka family from?

Janka Family Occupations

What did your Janka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Janka. 22% of Janka men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Janka women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Janka were New Worker and Proprietor

View Census data for Janka | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Foreman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Janka Historical Records

What Janka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Janka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Janka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Janka

Passenger List

There are 614 immigration records available for the last name Janka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Janka immigration records

Draft Card

There are 465 military records available for the last name Janka. For the veterans among your Janka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Janka military records

You've only scratched the surface of Janka family history.

Janka Life Expectancy

What is the average Janka lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Janka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Janka in 1953 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Janka

Famous Janka Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name